delta-windowsphoneNow this bit of news is definitely going to make fans of the Windows Phone platform to whoop with joy – as Delta Air Lines has gone ahead to sign a multi-year extensive agreement with AT&T when it comes to the carrier’s custom mobility services, devices and support for Delta’s new, in-flight mobile point-of-sale application. This particular agreement will see AT&T provide Delta Air Lines flight attendants with over 19,000 Nokia Lumia devices that are powered by Microsoft Dynamics mobile point-of-sale platform which run on the Windows platform, complete with a Delta-specific customer experience that has been specially developed by Avanade in order to allow it to operate over Wi-Fi and AT&T’s LTE network.

Avanade will also provide Delta with ongoing support, maintenance and application enhancements throughout the course of the next three years to come. Among the features that you can find in the in-flight service would include near real-time credit card validation, faster workflow and faster transaction times. Do you think that this is a vote of confidence in Microsoft’s mobile operating system platform by a large corporation which will spur other companies who are in two minds over the Windows Mobile platform, or is it just a one-off affair that no other companies might follow later?

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